I call students to the gathering area. I ask them to recall the different seismic waves that we learned about in the last lesson. Students tell me there were P and S waves, Rayleigh and Love waves. We talk about the different damage the different waves might create.
I tell students that we will do some further investigation of seismic waves and their properties today.
Students complete two activities today. Students imitate seismic waves on a strip of jello. Students also walk through a seismic wave tutorial to see how seismic waves move through the earth’s layers.
Students observe and record what happens to their house on the jello. Did the house move in a different manner?
I call students back to the gathering area. We talk about how seismic waves move through the earth’s layers. We also talk about the different damage that we observed on the jello surface of the earth.